Just to avoid any confusion, I'm laying out the rules for S38 here.
The league google sheet is found here:
Let me know if you have any issues with data entry etc. After each game the winner should enter the results in the AFC or NFC tab.
The season will start on Saturday October 26th 2019.
Play everyone in your conference once (that should be 14 games, as there are 15 players per conference)
mid-way point of the season will be EOD Dec 1st, you should have 7 games played by that point.
Season deadline will be EOD January 1st (happy new year!). Some notes about the end of the season:
there will be no deadline extension
as we did with S37, any unplayed matchups will automatically be won 2-0 by the player who has logged the most games.
If the players have logged the same number of games, the first tiebreak will be whether 7 games had been played by the mid-way point.
If both players reached (or didn't reach) the mid-way checkpoint, winner will be decided by point differential.
GENERAL play RULES:
P1 / matchup call is decided by a coin flip. NO DEFERRING. If you win the toss you must be P1 and pick a matchup.
"Madison" rules, as per normal. No "lurching" with DLs, and DLs may only rush around the tackles, not up the middle (EXCEPT for shotgun plays, where anything is fair game.)
"4th man down" is allowed on FG block attempts. For example, LT or Derrick Thomas are totally fine to attempt kick-blocks.
NO CONDITION CHECKER. I love me some condition checker, but this is the tournament training league, so have to do without.
It goes without saying, but no turbo or other unfair advantages (if you develop a play-picker app in secret that works on brutopia and use it to win the league you've got bigger issues my friend.)
Don't be a dick. Say GL/GH/GG
Conflicts will be mediated by me, but please don't let it get that far. Take care of business between yourselves and come to a fair resolution in the event of desyncs etc.
If you CAN stream, please do. It's fun. If you can commentate as you stream that makes it even more fun. I do it, and I'm not great at it, but I know that people enjoy hearing the joy of victory and agony of defeat.
A matchup may only be called once by a player. If you call Redskins-Vikings, you can't call the same thing again. If someone else calls Redskins-Vikings against you that's ok.
Play everyone in your conference once. That should be 13 games (14 players per conference and you can't play with yourself. Ha.)
7 Players from each conference will make the postseason, with one bye per conference for the top seed.
No ties. If OT ends in a tie, start the game over (same playbooks) and continue playing sudden death.
Matchup calls will reset in the playoffs, but may only be called once by a player. Eg, if you called Redskins-Vikings in the regular season, you may do so again in the playoffs, but only once.
Playoffs will be single elimination
I think that's it. Have fun and GLGL!